3 Denver Broncos players the Detroit Lions could have interest in trading for before the deadline

As the season heads in the wrong direction for the Denver Broncos, even after a win Sunday, these three players could be of particular interest to the Detroit Lions moving toward the trade deadline.
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1. WR Courtland Sutton

Tying Sutton to the Lions is old hat at this point, with offseason trade rumors (of course debunked by Sean Payton out of hand) making it easy to do.

Through four games this season Sutton has 20 receptions (on 28 targets) for 216 yards and three touchdowns. He is the kind of big-bodied receiver (6-foot-4, 216 pounds) the Lions could still use, even with Jameson Williams' return now looming in Week 5.

Sutton has two more seasons left on his contract after this one, with cap hits of $17.3 million (2024) and $17,8 million (2025). But there's no more guaranteed salary left in his deal after his year, and it's a fair question if he'll be a Bronco next year even if he is not traded. Designating him a post-June 1 cut next offseason would clear $13.5 million in cap space.

Sutton is a prime tradeable asset for the Broncos, and there was a report from Jeff Zriebic of The Athletic that a deal nearly got done to send him to Baltimore this offseason. So much for Payton's denial he or Jerry Jeudy could be dealt.

The Lions could be in the market to add a wide receiver in a trade before the deadline, on some level. Sutton is in the nice middle ground of not being a complete flier (Chase Claypool) or likely to cost a lot to acquire (Davante Adams).

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